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English-Only Early Voting Provides Few Clues!

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Some Nashville precincts showed heavy turnout in early voting on the English-only charter amendment, and not all were near the sole polling place south of downtown. Voters from Belle Meade, Bellevue, Forest Hills, Cane Ridge, Old Hickory and...

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kat yazzie (400)
Saturday January 17, 2009, 9:14 am
Please let me know if I need to post this, will you? Thanks!

Pamylle G (461)
Saturday January 17, 2009, 9:54 am
"English-only initiatives arenít necessary, Baron said".


Charles D. J (11)
Saturday January 17, 2009, 10:05 am
Must be here that I say, "Noted." What utter nonsense! As a person who has worked hard to learn how to communicate in more than one language, legislation to bar other languages is such a show of prejudice that it makes me want to refuse to use English!

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 17, 2009, 10:16 am
Noted thanks Kat.

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 17, 2009, 10:21 am
I love how the article says when almost all the Native languages were wiped out the government changed. The government never changed in regards to Native Americans.

Saturday January 17, 2009, 1:25 pm
I agree that English should be the major language, it irrates me to no end everytime I call a bussiness and the recording says press 1 for english. English is the major language spoken in the US and should be. The article also said bussiness could also use other languages. If you have a bussiness and you want to also advertize in spanish or french or whatever you can. But it would be required to do in English also.I believe bi-lingual languages is great. But you have to have one main language if a community is going to be able to function properly.

. (0)
Saturday January 17, 2009, 1:57 pm
Have you noticed that now that everything is in several languages not as much is printed? To much work to do it in several languages. English needs to be the official language!!!!!!!!!!!

Henry P (171)
Saturday January 17, 2009, 3:56 pm
Noted Thanks Kat

. (0)
Saturday January 17, 2009, 4:40 pm
noted thank you

sue M (184)
Saturday January 17, 2009, 5:11 pm
For centuries there has been a push to eradicate cultures. Before you jump on the bandwago you have to look and be willing to take responsibility for the effects.

Can anyone imagine a world that only speaks English? What would be the point to go to a foreign country, see a different culture? The Eiffel Tower would lose it's romanticism, the Scala would lose it's opera.
How sad is that?

That is what would happen here and as the world leader - the rest would follow!

H Nick H (1826)
Sunday January 18, 2009, 4:51 pm
English only does not mean no other languages are spoken, but that the official language of the nation is English. In fact, English has become a world wide languge. So, in order for our nation to be as one, we need ONE LANGUAGE, the OFFICAL one. All other languages should be encourgaed and taugut, but all govenement and "office" words shall be in English. Otherwise, you divide the nation.

Chakwaina E (125)
Sunday January 18, 2009, 6:48 pm
I can not believe soe of these comments. Do you not understand that many of our ancestors were beaten and starved for speaking their own language? This country functioned just freaking fine before the English speaking people came here. And their were at least 500 languages spoken here!

And for those with their heads stuck in the sand--this nation is already divided!
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